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Could Coach Inc. Be A Takeover Target?

by Trefis Team
The latest takeover speculation in the highly competitive handbag industry is of  Coach  (NYSE:COH) as an acquisition target. A news alert from Benzinga Lightning Feed, an aggregated feed used by a number of traders, reported that French luxury c...
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Can Guaranteed Three-Day Delivery Drive Sales For eBay ?

by Trefis Team
As eBay  (NASDAQ:EBAY) looks to compete better with established e-commerce players such as Amazon, it is now ensuring that its shipping policies match up with these players. eBay recently  announced a three-day guaranteed delivery program in the ...
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Here’s How Twitter Can Benefit From Launching A Premium Product

by Trefis Team
As it struggles to grow its user base, and in turn ad revenues,  Twitter  (NYSE:TWTR) is exploring another steady source of revenues. The company is reportedly considering a premium version of TweetDeck, which will offer additional features and a...
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Card Charge-Off Rates For The Largest U.S. Issuers Rising Faster Than The Industry

by Trefis Team
Among the largest U.S. card lenders, Capital One reported the highest card charge-off rate of 4.1% for full year 2016 – a figure much higher than the average of 3.17% for the industry. Individual charge-off figures above are taken from t...
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Here’s How L’Oreal Is Upping Its Digital Game By Partnering With Domo

by Trefis Team
L’Oreal is currently the third largest advertiser in the world and it spends over $1 billion on its digital initiatives, annually. Hence, it was only logical for the company to rope in someone to help measure the results from its numerous d...
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Three Reasons For Ford’s Lower Profit Guidance For 2017

by Trefis Team
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has issued guidance that earnings per share for the first quarter of 2017 could drop from 68 cents (excluding one-time items) in 2016 to somewhere between 30 and 35 cents. For the full year, the company expects operat...
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RBS’s Decision To Shutter 158 Branches Will Help Its Retail Banking Profits

by Trefis Team
Earlier this week,  The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) announced that it will close as many as 158 branches across the U.K. – making it the latest bank to pare down on redundant branches as customers switch to mobile and internet b...
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Why Gold Jewelry Demand Will Recover This Year

by Trefis Team
The jewelry demand for gold, which is the largest component of the overall demand for the commodity, witnessed a considerable decline in 2016. As per the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report for the year 2016, the jewelry demand f...
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What Does An eBay-Flipkart Merger Mean For Amazon?

by Trefis Team
Reports in the media suggest that eBay  (NASDAQ:EBAY) India is in talks with Indian e-commerce major Flipkart to merge their e-commerce operations, as part of the latter’s new plan to raise $2 billion. While eBay entered the Indian market l...
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Key Takeaways From GameStop’s Q4 Earnings

by Trefis Team
GameStop  (NYSE:GME) reported mixed fourth quarter and full year results that were hampered by weak hardware and software sales during the holiday season. The company posted Q4 EPS of $2.38, 9 cents higher than market expectations, as well as net...
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Petrobras Posts A Sharp Improvement In Its 2016 Profits But Misses Consensus Expectations

by Trefis Team
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras ‘ (NYSE:PBR) stock price rallied more than 3% earlier this week, when the Brazilian integrated energy company posted a strong set of financial results for the December quarter and full year 2016. While the comp...
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Key Takeaways From China Mobile’s 2016 Results

by Trefis Team
China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), the largest Chinese wireless carrier and fastest-growing broadband provider, published its Q4 and full year 2016 results on Thursday, meeting market expectations on earnings. While revenues for the year grew by about 6% i...
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Accenture Earnings: Growth In Outsourcing Revenue Boosts Top Line

by Trefis Team
Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) reported  its Q2 2017 results on March 23, posting 5% year-over-year growth (6% in constant currency) in revenues to $8.32 billion. In our  pre-earnings note published  earlier, we stated that we expected Consulting revenues...
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Purchase Volumes For U.S. General Purpose Cards Crossed $3 Trillion In 2016

by Trefis Team
Purchase volumes for general purpose credit cards issued in the U.S. reached an all-time high of $3.06 trillion for 2016 – an 8% increase from the figure in 2015. Visa continues to dominate the industry with a market share of almost 51%. ...
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Two Key Initiatives Which Can Drive Sales For Starbucks

by Trefis Team
Starbucks ‘ (NYSE:SBUX) Mobile Order & Pay app has been immensely successful, leading to higher volumes through the convenient app. However, this success has been causing some congestion at its stores, and long lines of customers waitin...
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